[mo-dur-ni-tee, moh-] /mɒˈdɜr nɪ ti, moʊ-/
noun, plural modernities.
the quality of being .
noun (pl) -ties
the quality or state of being modern
1620s, from Medieval Latin modernitatem, noun of quality from modernus (see modern).
[mod-er-nahyz] /ˈmɒd ərˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), modernized, modernizing. 1. to make ; give a new or character or appearance to: to modernize one’s ideas; to modernize a kitchen. verb (used without object), modernized, modernizing. 2. to become ; adopt ways, views, etc. /ˈmɒdəˌnaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to make modern in appearance or style: to […]
noun 1. any of various styles of jazz that have evolved since the early 1940s and are marked generally by harmonic and rhythmic complexity, emphasis on chord progressions rather than melody, a tendency to draw on classical forms and styles, and eclectic, allusive melodic tags in improvisation. Also called progressive jazz. Compare 1 , , […]
noun 1. one of the literary languages currently in use in Europe, as French, Spanish, or German, treated as a departmental course of study in a school, college, or university. noun 1. any of the languages spoken in present-day Europe, with the exception of English
[mod-ern] /ˈmɒd ərn/ adjective 1. of or relating to present and recent time; not ancient or remote: modern city life. 2. characteristic of present and recent time; contemporary; not antiquated or obsolete: modern viewpoints. 3. of or relating to the historical period following the Middle Ages: modern European history. 4. of, relating to, or characteristic […]